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Hazard Information

Site Information Sheets have information regarding hazards associated with each site.

New hazard information will be updated here.

Nohoanga users should check this page before using sites to check for any new hazard information.

Okarito Lagoon / River

Due to erosion of an old Westland District Council dump site, located beside the Fox River, during extreme weather, the Okarito Lagoon / River nohoanga site is closed for the remainder of the entitlement season. Decades of rubbish, including hazardous waste containing asbestos, has been washing up along Westlands beaches, including the area of Okarito. We will assess clean up progress ahead of the nohoanga season re-opening in mid-August.

Hapuku River

The Hapuku River nohoanga site is often grazed by stock. Stock will be either removed or moved to the southern end of the paddock when Whānui want to use the site. The whole paddock has an electric fence lining the fencing. Its important users book at least 5 days in advance as to give time for stock to be moved, and for the electric fence covering the entrance gate to be turned off and moved so users can enter. Please call 0800 NOHOANGA should you have any issues.